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Sajid Javid Announces Small Business Broadband Review

Sajid Javid Announces Small Business Broadband Review

A new “wide ranging” review to improve small business access to high-speed broadband has been announced by business secretary Sajid Javid. The new review, led jointly with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, will specifically look at increasing the level of affordable and high-quality fibre broadband available to businesses. The review will also assess what steps can be taken to encourage choice and competition in the broadband industry in the hope to drive down prices, while subsequently delivering a better service. The news follows the government’s pledge to make superfast broadband available to 95% of the UK by 2017. Earlier this year, it was revealed that slow broadband was the biggest time waster for small businesses. Javid commented: “As a one nation government I want every ... »

Business Broadband - Broadband for UK small business

Business Broadband

It’s an unfortunate truth that many small businesses continue to be slow to reap the substantial rewards that an effective online presence can bring. Indeed a huge proportion of small businesses still use unsuitable consumer internet packages.  This is despite the fact that, without breaking the bank, a good business broadband service can offer much faster download speeds, far greater reliability and, crucially, free 24 hour support when things go wrong. But why is this?  The simple answer is that broadband has never been cheaper and with so many similar sounding broadband packages competing for subscribers; it’s understandable that many small businesses and sole traders are tempted to keep costs downs and select their broadband provider on price alone. Yet when your ... »